Joe Keller Memorial Workshop

Workshop on Applied Mathematics in Memory Of Joseph B. Keller


Schedule Of Events

All rooms are located in the Mathematics Department unless otherwise specified.

Friday, May 19 (Room 384H)

10:00-10:50 am: Charles Doering, University of Michigan

Features of fast living: On the weak selection for longevity in degenerate birth-death processes

11:00-11:50 am: Tom Hou, Caltech

Sparse Operator Compression for Elliptic PDEs with Rough Coefficients and Graph Laplacians

1:30-2:20 pm: L. Mahadevan, Harvard University

Geometric Inverse Problems

2:30-3:30 pm: Andrew Stuart, Caltech

Hierarchical Blackbox Inversion

Saturday, May 20 (Room 380C)

9:00-9:50 am: Michael Shelley, New York University

Modeling biologically active materials

10:00-10:50 am: Lexing Ying, Stanford University

Directional preconditioners for scattering problems: a geometric optics approach

11:00-11:50 am: Russel Caflisch, University of California, Los Angeles

Signal Fragmentation for Transmission of Low Frequency Signals over Small Antennas

1:30-2:20 pm: Kenneth Golden, University of Utah

Modeling sea ice in a changing climate

2:30-3:20 pm: Marcus Grote, University of Basel

On Nonreflecting Boundary Conditions

6:00 pm: The Workshop Dinner

Math Department 4th floor lounge

Sunday, May 21

Workshop Hike: Details TBA

Transportation and Hotels

Taxis from the San Francisco airport, unless booked in advance, charge the "double-the-meter" rate. The only reasonably priced options are ride-sharing services such as Uber or Lyft, or the Supershuttle. The San Jose airport is similar except taxis normally charge the regular rate from there to Palo Alto.

The area around Stanford has many hotels with a wide range of prices. However, many hotels book unreasonably far in advance, so early reservations are strongly recommended.


To register, please send an email to Please put "JBK registration email" in the subject line. There will be a charge for the workshop dinner, collected in some manner prior to dinner. Otherwise, registration is free but we do need a head count for dinner, so please do register. Please, also indicate in the email if you are interested in the hike on Sunday.